Browsing Month October, 2007

Grant’s New Column

And with a circulation of 1.2 million — not bad! Check out Grant’s first column about his adventures in lexicography — and the slang word “cougar.”

Are You a Podcast User?

Then you might enjoy Podcast User Magazine. (And not just because one this month’s featured interviewees, Charles Hodgson of Podictionary, tells the magazine that the one podcast he’d never want to do without is — what else? — “A Way with Words.”) And may I just take a moment to say how very pleased I more…

Of Wide Stances and Toe-tappers

Pondering the saga of Larry Craig, Rebecca Boone notes in today’s Seattle Post-Intelligencer: In the list of famous excuses ever given for questionable behavior, “I have a wide stance” must fall somewhere between the schoolchild’s favorite, “the dog ate my homework,” and President Bill Clinton’s, “I didn’t inhale.” Later in the article, my co-host Grant more…

Cartoon of the Week

See? I TOLD you learning grammar is important! (Hat tip to Shpilkes.)

Cackleberries ‘n Blinky Milk

Folks, in this week’s “A Way with Words” podcast, I’m gittin’ all nostalgic for my Southern roots — a sentimental journey that began as I thumbed through a few pages of glorious reference work, the Dictionary of Smoky Mountain English. Incidentally, in the podcast I mention that my dad, Henlee Barnette, was born in a more…